POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PRESSURE
On 23 August, Kvareli Police Department summoned Levan Khutsishvili, Chief Specialist of the Mayor`s Office, for questioning. Levan Khutsishvili`s sister, who is a member of Kvareli Municipality Sakrebulo, says that the summon was related to the comments made on Facebook and the accusation that Levan Khutsishvili verbally insulted one person on the social network. According to Nino Khutsishvili, the complainant is allegedly cooperating with the State Security Services. Levan Khutsishvili denies any activity on Facebook, for which he may be held responsible.
Nino Khutsishvili does not rule out that the ruling party may again use provocative actions against her family in the future. She links the persecution of the family on political grounds to her communication with Kakheti regional representative of For Georgia party, who offered Nino a place on the party list, though she refused.
On 26 August, Levan Khutsishvili was taken to hospital with a heart attack, which he also connects to political pressure.